My interest in hair started when I was 15. I asked my cousin who was an art major to trim my hair (because when you’re 15, you think any artist can create cool hair). 2 hours later, I came out with a mullet bob & Betty Paige bangs! I was horrified. That’s when I realized I never wanted bad hair again.

I believe that great hair starts with a cut that fits each individual’s lifestyle. Color & style accentuates their personality. Educating clients on a at-home regime is also key. Healthy hair is the best hair! I hope each person that leaves my chair feels good about who they are & how they look, every time.

Hometown: Born in Atlanta, GA & raised in San Francisco.

Training & Education: Skyline Cosmetology, Hair Play assistant program.

Salons: Hair Play, Salon Rouge (Atlanta), Sweetgrass Salon (Atlanta).

Certifications: Aveda color & smoothing system, Toni & Guy cutting & Global Keratin Hair systems.

Favorite Quote: Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like nobody`s watching.

Fun Fact: Joy LOVES Japanese anime…and she’s a music artist.

Mentors: Courtney Wagle – having her as my educator changed my life. She’s an amazing teacher.

Client Love: “Joy has been cutting my hair for about the last year and a half. She is absolutely wonderful and always transforms my vague descriptions of what I want into exactly what I had imagined. I have curly/wavy hair and whether I have decided to keep it long or cut it short, she always manages to perfectly execute an easy to maintain cut. I highly recommend Joy!? – Ann-Sophie L.